Psalm 119:136 Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.
A million thoughts spring up for me when I meditate on the words above. What must the Lord feel and how His heart must continually ache for those who deny Him and His righteousness. If I could write some fantastic article or poem to reflect the emotion that this verse causes to rise up in me, I'm sure that it would be like nothing I've ever written before.
If for one moment, the world could feel the ache He feels. I can only feel a portion of what He must feel because of my desire to see lost souls found... only a portion... I cannot even begin to imagine. And anyone who professes to know it has not the truth in themselves. We cannot possibly know how much the Lord God loves His own creation, HIS children. Christ within us loves our neighbor. We are simply not capable of that kind of love on our own.
Lord, increase in me the love for my neighbors that You have for them. It is only through You, Father, that I can begin to love them as much as I need to, for there is no good thing in me except Your Spirit. Teach us all to love one another. We cannot do that on our own. Supply us, El Shaddai, with the concern, compassion, and genuine affection that we so sorely lack toward one another that we might anoint one another for the role of bride.
Let us all be as mother hens, gathering Your children to come with us and rest beneath the protection of Your wings. Give us hearts to cry out for the lost; the hearts of prayer warriors who will not stop until we see revival hit our families, our neighborhoods, our nation, our world.
Let us all be witnesses of the river of tears You shed for those who will not keep Your law. Write those laws firmly in our hearts and in our minds and bring them forth from our mouths so that we might see many, many of Your people return to you by the convicting power of Your Words. Prepare us, Lord, to be individual sanctuaries for the masses. In Jesus' blessed name. Amen.
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